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Cracking down on hunters

Editor: The comments by Mr. Mel Melvis regarding unprepared hunters elicited a memory. Lately returned from WWII, I was relaxing on a cliff top in the Wasatch Range in Utah enjoying a sandwich and watching a mother doe and two fawns cropping in a meadow about 60 yards below.

Vote against Prop. 205

Editor: The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States, asserts that one of the roles of government is to “promote the general welfare.”

Attacking Trump signs

Editor: To paraphrase a letter in Oct. 18 letters, “Do you wonder why there are more Trump signs in Payson than Hillary Clinton signs (other than perhaps there are more Trump supporters: my comment)? Well, for several weeks now the (Trump) signs have been disappearing.

Save Pine Fire

The Pine Strawberry Fire Department is pleading with voters to approve a 25 cent per $100 increase in the property tax to prevent a crippling decline in services.

The terrorists among us

We have terrorists in our midst. But you won’t hear a word about it in the presidential campaign. You won’t hear a word about it in the town council campaign.

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Payson School Board candidates debate the issues

Religion, home schooling, after-school activities and special education spurred spirited exchange among Payson School Board candidates at a recent Kiwanis-hosted debate.

To my Furry Friends family

Editor: Thank you to Terry, Liz, Dani, Susan and Angie. Thank you to all the wonderful customers and furry guests of Furry Friends.

Community Almanac Friday, October 21, 2016

Flake staff visits Staff from the office of Senator Jeff Flake will be at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21. Flake’s staff is available to discuss issues Rim residents have.

A kind gesture

Editor: This past Saturday, my wife and I were in the Home Depot parking lot attempting to load a couple of large, heavy items into our vehicle.

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On the road with a professional bass angler

Outdoors Under the Rim

As much as I loved teaching and coaching, being retired does have its benefits. There is a liberty that allows me to say yes, rather spontaneously when needs arise within the family or with friends.

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Drugs cost him everything

A 20-year-old will spend the next 1.5 years in prison for multiple drug infractions, including possession of methamphetamine and heroin, which he sold to feed his own drug habit.

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Judge balks at jail time demand

Judge Gary Scales overruled the prosecutor’s request for jail time and placed on probation a man who stole jewelry from his roommate to feed a gambling habit.

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Hellsgate Fire Department honored firefighter William "Bill" Warren Dupke

On Friday, the Hellsgate Fire Department honored one its own, firefighter William “Bill” Warren Dupke, who lost his nine-year battle with brain cancer in September.

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Longhorns spike No. 1 Snowflake again

Payson’s volleyball team beat No. 1 Snowflake for the second time this season to put a stranglehold on the 3A East Region standings and all but wrap up a state tournament berth.

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Breast cancer awareness is topic at Lunch and Learn

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the Banner High Country Seniors hosted Dr. Cynthia Booth, M.D., at its Oct. 12 Lunch & Learn program to discuss breast cancer.

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Payson Care's special garden

Payson Care Center’s garden courtyard is located in the Special Care Unit of the facility. The Special Care Unit is home to residents with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia combined with wandering tendencies.

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Help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Fall Open Enrollment in Medicare is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2016 and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options.

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To Bee or Not to Bee — what to do about the decimation of our pollinators

Here’s why I hate bees. Well, hated bees. I’m better now. But it started out with bees, bras and humiliation. I was 22. I had kind of a study date in the library. Cute guy — and an angry pollinator (the bee, not the guy).

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Payson's got Longhorn Pride for Friday's Homecoming celebrations

Brimming with hometown spirit, Payson got ready for Friday’s Homecoming game with a Thursday night bonfire and a joyful Friday Homecoming Parade.

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Domestic violence survivors tell their stories

Shot in the face and left to die on the side of the road. A loveless marriage filled with years of emotional and verbal abuse and threats to take away the children.